Local & Regional
Sat August 10, 2013
Arrest Warrant for Veronica's Dad
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities have issued an arrest warrant for the father of a girl at the center of an adoption dispute pitting him against a Charleston-area couple. A statement from the Charleston County Sheriff's Office on Saturday said Dusten Brown faces a charge of custodial interference for failing to transfer his 3-year-old daughter to her adopted parents. A family court judge said this week the child should be returned immediately. Brown is training with the National Guard in Iowa. The sheriff's office said Brown is expected to turn himself in to military authorities on Sunday when he returns for duty. The statement said extradition proceedings will begin when he is taken into custody. A spokeswoman for the Cherokee Nation called the action "morally reprehensible." Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.